Stirring (adj): causing great excitement or strong emotion; rousing.

This is the best word I can find to describe what I have been feeling the past year. I have avoided blogging for nearly five years now (for a variety of reasons) but any writer will tell you: it is not something you merely suppress. The desire does not go away. In fact, the opposite became true for me. It got to the point where I could no longer hold the words inside. The desire, like a fire burning within my soul, threatened to consume my thoughts.

Writing is a way in which I process and even though I have found outlets here and there, nothing really allows me to communicate like having space and time to let my thoughts simmer.

140 characters can’t do it.

A status update doesn’t suffice.

But blogging? It opens up the opportunity for both.

And so, here I am.

What will I write about?

Let’s be surprised together!

I know that God is at work and I have ignored the calling long enough. This is an act of simple faith. Obedience. I pray that He will use it in a way that brings honor and glory to Him.

They say the first step is the hardest…

I guess it is time to put the stirring into action.